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Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance: Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

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Volume 10

Dance and Performance Studies

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Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

Edited by Evangelos Chrysagis and Panas Karampampas

282 pages, 17 illus., 1 table, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-453-5 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (April 2017)

ISBN  978-1-78920-838-2 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (August 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78533-454-2 eBook

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“The book chapters demonstrate rich ethnographic and disciplinary diversity.” • Social Anthropology

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance is an innovative collection of sound and movement anthropologies. These interdisciplinary texts employ the timely and sharp lens of critical studies while engaging with post-colonial cultural studies. A vital, exemplary collection of ethnographic writing.” • Dena Davida, Université du Québec à Montréal

“An absolutely fascinating collection. The diverse case studies in this book wonderfully explore the contrasts between different cultural attitudes toward the practices of music-making and dance.” • Yvon Bonenfant, University of Winchester


Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing, Peruvian huayno, and the Greek goth scene. Highlighting the sheer physicality of the ethnographic encounter, as well as the forms of sociality that gradually emerge between self and other, each contribution demonstrates how dance and music open up pathways and give shape to life trajectories that are neither predetermined nor teleological, but generative.

Evangelos Chrysagis holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. His doctoral research explored the intersection of ‘Do-it-Yourself’ (DiY) music practices and ethics in Glasgow. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Cultural Economy and Visual Culture in Britain. Evangelos serves as associate editor of the open-access journal Arts & International Affairs, and his current research focuses on manifestos in contemporary cultural production.

Panas Karampampas is a post-doctoral researcher at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He currently works on Intangible Cultural Heritage policies and global governance. Previously he was a guest lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews, where he also completed his PhD. His doctoral research focused on the goth scene, digital anthropology, dance and cosmopolitanism.

Subject: Performance StudiesAnthropology (General)


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